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Kientz Name Meaning

German: variant of Künz (see Kuntz).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kintz, Krentz, Kontz, Sentz, Frentz, Kiener, Bintz, Arentz, Jentz

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Where is the Kientz family from?

You can see how Kientz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kientz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kientz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Kientz families living in Ohio. This was about 37% of all the recorded Kientz's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kientz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kientz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kientz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kientz. 25% of Kientz men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Kientz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kientz were Clerk and New Worker.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    37%
  • Keep House
    28%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • New Worker
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kientz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kientz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 561 immigration records available for the last name Kientz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 581 military records available for the last name Kientz. For the veterans among your Kientz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kientz lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kientz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kientz in 1959 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

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